This was truly a 10/10 experience! The amount of choice and customatisation here is staggering, astonishing. It build immersion so well. You truly feel like you're in the story, and not just projecting onto a nameless character with your name. Freedom in interaction/dialgue choices shines most here; I never feel like I'm saying something just because that's the closest it will get to how I actually feel. And the art, by golly the art, its SO gorg, like it's genuinely so comforting, especially when compounded by the ever comforting soundtrack. This has also been my first ever experience with a, not sure how to call it, full life-sim VN? I've played MANY VNs, but never one that spans the entirerty of a character's life in such a detailed manner; what can I say, it's super immersive! Obviously I cannot judge the entirerty of it, considering that the only fully fleshed out section is childhood/stage 1, but just basing it off of that...mannn. This is a bit personal, but making some of the choices actually prompted me to reminisce on how I was as a child, something I dont do very often-a really nostalgic experience that I'm super greatful for. The only criticism I would have is that I wish the game acknowledged a little more once you change your name/gender upon entering a new stage; it just treats it like thats the way its always been. I can see the appeal this may have for some, but it did break immersion for me a little.
Definitely looking forward to the full version of the game!